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White Lotus is our physical home to practice JIu Jitsu  in Milwaukee, WI. White Lotus bloomed out of the love of different styles of learning that Joshua and Meghan have learned in both their Jiu Jitsu and professional journeys. With all the Jiu Jitsu knowledge being shared via You Tube, BJJ Fanatics, instagram and more, why not create a club where people can play with concepts together.


White Lotus differs from most schools in that it has an open source learning environment, caters to experienced grapplers only, is open 24/7, and does not require members to train solely at white lotus. We take great lengths to foster community amongst our members. White lotus also provides a clubhouse space to watch all grappling, UFC, and any other events our members would like to get together for.


Our Approach

It is a place where members learn together and share their knowledge. It is a physically small venue because we want to keep class sizes small. We believe that skill transmission is best done in smaller groups where people are comfortable to speak up, ask questions and contribute. All members have acquired a certain amount of knowledge from which we can all learn from. Classes have a coach that guides the conversation, sets up realistic drills, and then lets go to roll.


What is an “experienced” grappler?

Membership is limited to those who have been training 2.5 years or are a blue belt. This is done so the coaches can tailor the classes and information for the more advanced ear.


What is open source learning? 

In an open source learning environment members are encouraged to gather as much information from as many sources as possible and share it with other members. Information is not limited to just one coach's curriculum. The coaches at White Lotus act as facilitators. They show concepts and encourage communication between members to problem solve for the individual's body.


What does it mean to be affiliated with the BJJ Globetrotters? 

Instead of the classic lineage/hierarchical structure, we are a decentralized affiliation working in a flat structure with no “head instructor” to follow. We learn and support each other. Our mats are always open to guests of members and all traveling BJJ Globetrotters members. Our belt promotions will be done by a board of black belts.


What hours will White Lotus be open?

The mats will be open 24/7 for White Lotus members when classes are not going on. Class schedules will be updated frequently as more members decide to start classes. Additionally, you can also workout in the gym anytime and utilize the lounge.


Who are the coaches/facilitators?

Any approved member can become a coach and can coach topics on Jiu Jitsu or Jiu Jitsu adjacent things like yoga, kettlebells, philosophy etc. The first two coaches are BJJ Black Belt Joshua Janis and BJJ Purple belt Meghan Wagner


Do I need to leave my current gym to become a member?

No, you do not need to leave your current gym to become a member. White lotus offers 2 types of membership. A full membership ($100) or an Auxiliary membership ($65). 


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Mission Statement

To create a BJJ learning environment where experienced grapplers learn more efficiently by leveraging each other.

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Join Us at White Lotus

Full time Membership

  • $100/month or $1000/year (paid in ful)

  • White Lotus is home gym

  • Unlimited access 24/7 365 to mats and other gym amenities 

  • Priority Class registration 

  • Progression and Promotions accountability 

  • Can Coach/facilitate with board approval 

  • Discount on Merch 

  • Space is open to use as member sees fit during non class times

Auxiliary Membership

  • $65/month or $715/year (paid in full)

  • Student has a main school and White Lotus is a second home 

  • -Access 2 days/ week

  • -Can come to any class

Black Belt Membership

  • Free full time membership to those who have earned their black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. (Must still apply) 

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Contact Us

420 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA  |  Tel: 414-253-6103

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